A 28-year-old female asked:
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I just began my root canal today but they filled it with medicine and a temporary filling and 2 return 1 week . But part just fell out what do I do ?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Temp Filling: We get these calls all the time. The temporary is a clay like material and the outer part tends to wear away or break off a bit... usually without consequence. Unless you have a really bad taste in your mouth from the medication or if a sharp edge of the tooth is cutting you, you should be fine until your next visit.
Answered on Nov 19, 2018
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Any symptoms ?: If not, wait until Monday. The rest of the temp should be sufficient.
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